MP appeals to Pontins over site future

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Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth, has written to the directors of the Northern Trust to ascertain if any parties had expressed interest in turning the former Pontins site in Hemsby into a tourism destination.

It has been more than a decade since the property was operational and the trust has since outlined a plan to turn the area into a large residential complex.

There is however a growing desire from locals to see the site restored as a tourism-led location, according to Lewis.

In his letter to trust director Mike Grindrod, he said: “My constituents state that they are aware of a number of individuals who have expressed either a new interest or an ongoing interest in potentially acquiring a portion of the site for tourism use.

“However, they are unsure as to whether these expressions of interest are known to Northern Trust and whether, as a business, you remain interested in exploring further any tourist use.

“These individuals’ proposals appear to represent a wide range of potential tourism uses and a range of different experiences in the industry. Whilst I fully appreciate that you are unable to reveal any confidential business discussions, I would be grateful if you could confirm whether you have received any new expressions of interest in acquiring part of the site for tourism use from either individuals or companies?”

The Hemsby Residents Action Group has been formed to lobby Northern Trust to repair the derelict site and the company has said that Grindrod would be replying to the letter in the near future.


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